Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s new inpatient bed tower incorporates the expansion of hospital departments in the adjacent Rosenberg Building, while allowing it to remain in operation throughout construction. Departments will span between the new building and renovated space in the adjacent Rosenberg Building. Bridge-like corridors will connect these functions and ease public circulation from the Rosenberg Building, through the inpatient building, to the rest of the West Campus. A palette of materials drawn from the nearby East Campus will link the two campuses.

Embedded nature is a theme throughout the design. An expansive roof garden, raised 75’ above Pilgrim Road between the existing Rosenberg Building and the inpatient floors of the bed tower looks out to Frederick Law Olmsted’s famed Emerald Necklace of parks and greenways. Assessible to patients, families and staff and inspired by Emerald Necklace, the garden includes a range of seating areas, walking paths and landscaped areas that offer varying levels of activity and privacy.